AMES, Iowa – The Feedlot Monitoring Program has been around for a long time, but there have been some major changes and enhancements to the program.
To explain these, ISU Extension and the Iowa Beef Center are holding a hands-on workshop featuring the ISU Feedlot Monitoring Program. The workshop will be Thursday, June 18, 2009, at the Plymouth County Extension Office in LeMars, Iowa, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The workshop will begin with an introductory presentation. Participants will then do a basic exercise involving entering data, doing a closeout and billing a custom feeder. A sample set of data will be provided for this part of the workshop.
A new, free download will be the afternoon feature; participants will be able to ask and discuss questions that they have experienced while using the program. For this part of the workshop to be most useful, participants should bring a copy of their data and their questions.
Participants have the option to bring their own computer or use a supplied computer for the workshop. To register, contact the Sioux County Extension Office at (712) 737-4230. Registration ($20 per person) is due June 12 at the Sioux County Extension Office and includes refreshments and a noon meal.
The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University in Ames was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It serves as the university’s extension program to cattle producers and is comprised of faculty and staff from ISU Extension and the colleges of agriculture and life sciences and veterinary medicine. Together, the Iowa Beef Center’s members work to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about the Iowa Beef Center, visit www.iowabeefcenter.org.